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Logo JMLR GPML Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning Toolbox 4.0

by hn - October 19, 2016, 10:15:05 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX Download ] 38771 views, 8696 downloads, 5 subscriptions

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About: The GPML toolbox is a flexible and generic Octave/Matlab implementation of inference and prediction with Gaussian process models. The toolbox offers exact inference, approximate inference for non-Gaussian likelihoods (Laplace's Method, Expectation Propagation, Variational Bayes) as well for large datasets (FITC, VFE, KISS-GP). A wide range of covariance, likelihood, mean and hyperprior functions allows to create very complex GP models.

Changes:

A major code restructuring effort did take place in the current release unifying certain inference functions and allowing more flexibility in covariance function composition. We also redesigned the whole derivative computation pipeline to strongly improve the overall runtime. We finally include grid-based covariance approximations natively.

More generic sparse approximation using Power EP

  • unified treatment of FITC approximation, variational approaches VFE and hybrids

  • inducing input optimisation for all (compositions of) covariance functions dropping the previous limitation to a few standard examples

  • infFITC is now covered by the more generic infGaussLik function

Approximate covariance object unifying sparse approximations, grid-based approximations and exact covariance computations

  • implementation in cov/apx, cov/apxGrid, cov/apxSparse

  • generic infGaussLik unifies infExact, infFITC and infGrid

  • generic infLaplace unifies infLaplace, infFITC_Laplace and infGrid_Laplace

Hiearchical structure of covariance functions

  • clear hierachical compositional implementation

  • no more code duplication as present in covSEiso and covSEard pairs

  • two mother covariance functions

    • covDot for dot-product-based covariances and

    • covMaha for Mahalanobis-distance-based covariances

  • a variety of modifiers: eye, iso, ard, proj, fact, vlen

  • more flexibility as more variants are available and possible

  • all covariance functions offer derivatives w.r.t. inputs

Faster derivative computations for mean and cov functions

  • switched from partial derivatives to directional derivatives

  • simpler and more concise interface of mean and cov functions

  • much faster marginal likelihood derivative computations

  • simpler and more compact code

New mean functions

  • new mean/meanWSPC (Weighted Sum of Projected Cosines or Random Kitchen Sink features) following a suggestion by William Herlands

  • new mean/meanWarp for constructing a new mean from an existing one by means of a warping function adapted from William Herlands

New optimizer

  • added a new minimize_minfunc, contributed by Truong X. Nghiem

New GLM link function

  • added the twice logistic link function util/glm_invlink_logistic2

Smaller fixes

  • two-fold speedup of util/elsympol used by covADD by Truong X. Nghiem

  • bugfix in util/logphi as reported by John Darby


Logo PILCO policy search framework 0.9

by marc - September 27, 2013, 12:45:12 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX BibTeX for corresponding Paper Download ] 6735 views, 1175 downloads, 1 subscription

About: Data-efficient policy search framework using probabilistic Gaussian process models

Changes:

Initial Announcement on mloss.org.